We got in fairly late on a Friday afternoon, sort of randomly looking for a place to stay on our way home from a trip. We drove down to the state park to see the Presque Isle lighthouse, then went to look for a room. A nice-looking motel near the beach was full, but the owner recommended this place. We went ahead and got a room because it was getting late and we were tired. They charged me almost $200 for 4 (my husband, two kids and I), and the room smelled badly, sort of like old sweat. The kids wanted to swim and that was fine, the restaurant was fine as well, we just tried to avoid the room. When we did go to bed, the air conditioning unit made weird buzzing sounds about every 15 minutes all night long, and in the morning had spewed water all over itself. We packed up and got out of there. An online search since then shows rates more in the $120 range, which even then I would question given the room quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bel-Aire Clarion is a full-service, locally owned hotel that offers conference rooms and banquet space to accommodate up to 360 people. We have 131 guest rooms, which includes four suites and a parlor. Our hotel facilities comprise an exercise room, a sauna, an indoor atrium pool, and Jacuzzi. We offer off property catering and in-house dining. Victor’s Restaurant offers a daily full hot breakfast buffet day and is open for dinner Monday-Saturday. There are nightly drink specials and an increasing number of celebrity bartending events. We also own another Choice Hotels property, Comfort Inn Presque Isle, less than a mile from the Clarion. Our Comfort Inn has 100 guest rooms, especially to assist with large overnight groups.We are half a mile from Waldameer Amusement Park and Waterworld and a mile from the beaches of Presque Isle. Presque Isle boasts seventeen miles of beaches and biking and walking trails. The Millcreek Mall, fourth largest mall in America, is a quick shuttle or car ride from our hotel.Our location provides us with being the gateway to Erie’s main attractions: Presque isle, downtown, and the Millcreek Mall.Bel-Aire Clarion opened in 1961, giving us over 50 years in business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Erie
- Clarion Erie
- Erie Clarion